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Fall in trade union membership can impact on good employment relations

The recently published 2016 trade union membership figures show an overall decrease in membership by 275,000, the largest annual fall recorded since the series began in 1995. The proportion of employees who were trade union …

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Employees question employers’ commitment to diversity

According to recent research by Badenoch & Clark one in five employees have taken action to hide their age, disability, social background or sexuality in the workplace or when applying for a job. Inspiring Inclusion …

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Manager bad behaviour causes one in five resignations

A survey of 2,000 UK workers by ‘Glassdoor’ has found that one in five employees will resign because of an annoying boss, and over two thirds are likely to encounter bad manager behaviour at some …

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Barclays CEO’s attempt to unmask a whistleblower strongly criticised

Whistleblowing charities and law firms have called for companies to offer more protection to workers who flag up internal problems following the news that Barclays CEO Jes Staley’s attempted to track down the author of …

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NHS whistleblowers get more protection

NHS whistleblowers will soon be able to take hospitals to court, after being granted specific legal protection by the Department of Health. Under the legislation – a provision of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment …

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Revised compensation payments announced

Revised compensation payments come into force on 6th April 2017. The maximum weekly pay for calculating the unfair dismissal basic award and statutory redundancy pay increases from £479 to £489, and the unfair dismissal compensatory …

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